I’m always working on about 72,456 projects at once.
Sometimes, I’ll even finish one of them!
There’s no denying that building a homestead is a big job, whether you have a 1/4 acre or 200 acres! There are always a million things to get done. I sometimes even get overwhelmed just trying to remember everything that I need to do. Enter, the to do list!
To do lists are like coffee a good cup of coffee – I have to have one everyday and there are usually about 2-3 half-finished ones laying around the house. My to do lists are also just like all the other projects that I do — I have a hard time finishing one before I start another! I’ll be crossing through items on my list and then all of a sudden, I’ll start a brand new list. By the end of the week, I usually have scribbled pieces of paper everywhere.
Yikes – that’s a pretty chaotic way to organize everything I need to do! Does it sound familiar to your life at all?
In an effort to get my shiz together, I decided that what I needed was a really good to do list. Not just any to do list. A to do list that actually fit my crazy homesteading life!
I searched around the internet and came up empty-handed… which is strange, because I would have thought that the crazy-homestead-to-do-list market would be a booming one! 😉 Left with no other choice, I created the to do lists myself. And I put chickens on them! Because, well… do you really need a reason?? I mean it’s a chicken – you can never have too many!
Anyways, here is a snazzy photo I took of the to do lists. This way, you can see how beautiful they look on the one clean corner of my table, sitting next to my half-drank cup of semi-cold coffee. Also, funny story – I got stage fright trying to think of awesome things to write on the lists for the pictures so that they would look purposeful and beautiful — unlike the ones that I scribble all over in real life. After all, who wants to see a picture of a to-do list that says “pick up dog poop”? Speaking of which, I better go put that on my list….
I’m sharing these to do lists printable pages with you all! They are completely free — all you need to do is download them and print them out! There are three different lists and each one is a little bit different:
The “To Do This Week” List:
The “Get It Done” List:
This list is awesome for jotting down all the things you need to get done. It’s divided into four categories to keep things a bit more organized. The categories are: Indoor To Do’s, Outdoor To Do’s, Animal To Do’s, and Other To Do’s.
The “Make Today Awesome” List:
This list is going to be your best friend for keeping track of errands and meal planning! There is a space for your shopping list, a space for to write down the errands you need to do, and a space to plan out your weekly meals. (By the way – do you see how that says “buy eggs”?! Yeah, my chickens got a much needed vaca over the past couple winter months! Thank goodness that stage is over for the year!)
I plan to one day create an awesome command center by the front door where I will post these lists and keep everything organized. Yet one more project that I will probably start and finally finish three years later. Hmmm, I better add that project to the to-do list! I hope you all enjoy these to do lists and that they will help you conquer the day… or at least the laundry pile!
Happy homesteading, y’all!
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